Oilers sign 13-year NHL veteran to professional try-out contract

Published August 8, 2023 at 9:13 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

After not playing for the last two seasons due to symptoms of long COVID, 13-year veteran Brandon Sutter is looking to return to playing professional hockey.

On Tuesday night, Bob Stauffer revealed that Sutter will be joining the Edmonton Oilers on a professional try-out contract (PTO) for training camp and pre-season games.

"Down in Red Deer for the Battle of Alberta Golf Tournament for the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.

Hearing that Brandon Sutter, 34, 6'3» right shot centerwho hasn't played the last couple of seasonsWill be coming to @EdmontonOilers Training Camp on a PTO." Sutter said in a tweet.



Sutter, a native of Huntington, New York, last played in the National Hockey League with the Vancouver Canucks during the 2020-21 season, appearing in 43 games for them during that campaign.

The 34-year-old has played in 770 games in the NHL for Carolina, Pittsburgh and Vancouver, tallying 289 points (152 goals, 137 assists), 149 penalty minutes and is a minus-21. Sutter also has 18 points in 50 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

After a tough couple of years, it'll be interesting to see if Sutter will be able to get back to playing at an elite level and make the Oilers in what would likely be a bottom-six role.

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